Trismegistos ID: 738183

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, Casa Parisi, inv. number unknown.


White marble base with double mouldings of eggs and darts, partly broken off at upper right angle (0.91; 0.5;0.57).


Inscribed on front face between the mouldings (0.78; 0.22;0.525).


0.05; careful and regular letters.

Place of Origin



Second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Copied by J.-R. Pacho in 1825 at Cyrene : South Necropolis in an undefined tomb.

Later recorded Location

Seen by D. Morelli in 1960 in Shahat : in front of the Casa Parisi , which is part of the Cyrene Museum .

Later recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou on June 5th, 1979 at the same place.

Last recorded Location

Seen and photographed by the Missione Archeologica Università di Chieti before 2013 at the same place.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone.


CIG 5160 (Franz), from Pacho, 1827 , pl. 65, 4; SGDI 4864 (Blass); Morelli in SECir , 267, as unpublished.


Καρνήδας Ἰάσονος


French translation

Karnèdas fils d'Iasôn.

English translation

Karnedas son of Iason.

Italian translation

Karnedas figlio di Iason.

Arabic translation

كارنيداس بن ايسونوس


When publishing the base seen in front of Casa Parisi, Morelli was not aware of the correspondance with CIG . It is admitted by Laronde in his hitherto unpublished Prosopographia and implicitely by Fraser-Matthews, 1987 , p. 252, who omit the reference to CIG , that it was one and the same stone twice published and it is probably so. At least, it is obvious that the stone in front of Casa Parisi has been exposed to air and rain for a long time and is no recent find.

However, Pacho's drawing shows plain mouldings and sigmas with parallel exterior strokes, which does not exactly fit the base seen by Morelli and Dobias-Lalou. So the identity is not absolutely sure.

As Karnedas and Iason are very frequent names, it is not impossible that this onomastic formula was applied to two different persons, one in IV/III, the other in III/II B.C.

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